“Frankly, we got our wires crossed”, said #1 North Dakota’s head hockey coach Brad Berry. “When the NCHC recommended a ‘pod’ for visiting teams, we misunderstood the plan.”
The Fighting Hawks spent their first three nights 23 miles west of the UNO campus in storage pods before relocating to more modern accommodations in Omaha, close to Baxter Arena.
“We are used to no running water and a lack of electricity but poor cell reception and internet access were the biggest challenges.” said senior captain Jordan Kawaguchi.
The Fighting Hawks made the best of a difficult situation by building a corn maze, digging a latrine, and collecting firewood to warm their unheated containers.
Puck drop is 6:30 pm MT tonight at Baxter Arena, Omaha, Nebraska.